- Human Cloning Announcement 'Sign of Moral Regress,' Says Cardinal Keeler (04-025)
February 12, 2004
Cardinal William Keeler said the announcement that South Korean scientists have used cloning to create and destroy dozens of human embryos "is a sign of moral regress."
- Bishops' Official Testifies Before President's Bioethics Council, Medical Research Can And Should Be Guided By Fundamental Ethical Norms (03-122)
June 12, 2003
Today the President's Council on Bioethics heard testimony on the values and principles that ought to govern policy on human embryo research.
- USCCB Official Urges Congress to Support Bill that Prohibits Human Cloning, Reject Alternate Bill That Doesn't (03-073)
March 28, 2003
Saying that a ban on human cloning requires banning the use of the cloning procedure to create new developing humans in the first place, an official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urged Congress to support the Brownback/Landrieu "Human Cloning Prohibition Act" (S. 245).
- Bishops" Official Hails Passage of Bill to Ban Human Cloning (03-044)
February 28, 2003
The House of Representatives passed the Human Cloning Prohibition Act (H.R. 534) by an overwhelming vote of 244 to 151, Feb. 27. The Act, sponsored by Congressmen Dave Weldon (R-FL) and Bart Stupak (D-MI), prohibits human cloning for any purpose, but explicitly allows biomedical research involving the cloning of DNA, genes, tissues, organs, plants, animals, and cells other than human embryos.
- Cardinal Urges Approval of Human Cloning Prohibition Act; Urges Congress to Reject Substitute Measures (03-038)
February 25, 2003
"Citing the "growing national and international consensus that human cloning has no place in our society," Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua urged Congress to approve the Weldon/Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act (H.R. 534) and to reject "deceptive substitute measures."
- Bishops' Spokeswoman Denounces New Bill Authorizing Cloning for Human Experimentation (03-025)
February 5, 2003
Today Senators Hatch and Feinstein introduced legislation which authorizes the creation of human clones to become the raw material for medical experiments. The bill, S. 303, is entitled, "Human Cloning Ban and Stem Cell Research Protection Act of 2003."
- Bishops' Official Hails Bill to Ban All Human Cloning (03-005)
January 9, 2003
An official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) called on Congress to pass the Human Cloning Prohibition Act (H.R. 234) and send it to President Bush for his signature.
- Bishops' Official Criticizes Bar Association For Supporting Human Cloning (02-157)
August 13, 2002
Today the American Bar Association ("ABA") at its annual convention passed a resolution opposing a ban on human cloning.
- USCCB Official Comments on Final Report on Human Cloning by President's Council on Bioethics (02-134)
July 11, 2002
An official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said the call of the President's Council on Bioethics for at least a temporary ban on cloning human embryos for biomedical research "is a significant achievement for an advisory body representing such diverse viewpoints."
- Catholic Official Urges Senate to Oppose S. 2439, a Bill to Allow Human Cloning (02-095)
May 20, 2002
An official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the Senate to oppose S. 2439, a bill to allow human cloning for research purpose.
- Cardinal Bevilacqua Urges Senate to Ban Human Cloning in U.S. (01-220)
December 17, 2001
Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua has urged the U.S. Senate to follow the lead of the House of Representatives and ban human cloning in the United States.
- Bishops' President Says Cloning Turns Human Reproduction into a Manufacturing Process (01-205)
November 27, 2001
The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said that "human cloning does not treat any disease but turns human reproduction into a manufacturing process, by which human beings are mass-produced to preset specifications."
- Catholic Bishops Criticize Bush Policy on Embryo Research (01-142)
August 9, 2001
The remarks of Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, regarding President George W. Bush's statement on stem cell research.
- Cardinal Keeler Hails House Vote Banning Human Cloning (01-139)
August 1, 2001
Cardinal William Keeler, Chairman of the Committee for Pro-Life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, applauded the House of Representatives for its overwhelming approval of the Human Cloning Prohibition Act.
- Bishops' President Urges Congress Not to Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research (01-126)
July 11, 2001
The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged Congress not to fund embryonic stem cell research.
- New Poll: Americans Oppose Destructive Embryo Research, Support Alternatives (01-101)
June 8, 2001
As two very different bills are introduced in the House of Representatives this week on stem cell research, a new poll commissioned by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops shows that Americans strongly prefer one approach over the other.
- Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Human Cloning (01-098)
June 7, 2001
A new poll commissioned by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops confirms that Americans overwhelmingly oppose human cloning.
- Cardinal Keeler Urges Support for Human Cloning Prohibition Act (01-087)
May 22, 2001
Cardinal William H. Keeler has urged all members of Congress to support the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 (S. 790, H.R. 1644).
- Bishops Conference Official Calls Embryo Research Guidelines Immoral (00-220)
August 23, 2000
Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director of the Pro-Life Secretariat at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops today condemned new guidelines for embryonic stem cell research issued by the National Institutes of Health today.
- Cdl. Keeler Urges Senate Rejection of Stem Cell Research Act (00-041)
March 6, 2000
Cardinal William Keeler urged the Senate to reject the "Stem Cell Research Act" (S. 2015)-- legislation which would give approval to and even expand the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released draft guidelines for funding human embryonic stem cell research.
- Bishops' Aide Says NIH Guidelines Demean Human Life, Undermine Federal Policy on Protection of Human Subjects (00-021)
February 1, 2000
The General Secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference (NCCB/USCC) said proposed NIH guidelines to fund research on stem cells obtained by destroying human embryos demean human life and undermine longstanding federal policy on protection of human subjects.
- Stem Cell Research Guidelines
Erode Respect for Human Life (99-286)
December 1, 1999
Stem cell research guidelines issued by the NIH today erode respect for human life, said Richard Doerflinger, an associate director of the U.S. bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, December 1. His comments follow.
- NCCB Official Urges Congress to Reject Attempts
by HHS to Avoid Bans on Federal Funding for Human Embryo Experiments (99-096)
April 28, 1999
An official of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) urged Congress to reject Department of Health and Human Services' attempts to find a loophole in the current ban on federal funding for human embryo experiments so these embryos can be deliberately killed to provide "stem cells" for federally funded research.
- Government Should Not Support Destructive
Harvesting of Cells from Living Embryos, NCCB Official Tells Bioethics
April 16, 1999
In testimony before the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, an official of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops said "the moral problem of encouraging the destruction of human embryos for their stem cells is independent of any possible benefit expected from such research."
- Catholic Official Rebuts Administration Proposal for Embryo Research (99-013)
January 26, 1999
A recent Clinton Administration assertion regarding embryo research overlooks important facts, including federal law, according to an official of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in testimony before a Senate subcommittee today.
- Catholic Official Urges Congress: Maintain Ethical Policy on Embryo Research (98-261)
December 8, 1998
Responding to reports of three new developments in embryo research, an official of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops urged a congressional panel to uphold "the ethical principle grounding current restrictions on human embryo research: In trying to serve humanity we should not support actions that are fundamentally wrong. Even a good end does not justify an evil means."
- Cardinal Urges Meaningful Ban on Human Cloning; An Information Packet Is Sent to Congress (98-091)
April 27, 1998
Cardinal Bernard Law, Chairman of the Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, has urged Congress to enact a meaningful ban on human cloning and not to be swayed by "misleading arguments" on the matter.
- Cardinal Keeler Speaks to Congress on Aspects of Human Cloning (98-034)
February 12, 1998
In Congressional testimony, Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore said "Cloning is not wrong because cloned human beings lack human dignity--it is wrong because they have human dignity, and deserve to come into the world in ways that respect this dignity."
- USCC Official Urges Congress Adopt 'Meaningful' Ban on Human Cloning (98-024)
January 30, 1998
An official of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) urged Congress to "adopt a meaningful ban on human cloning."